Writer-director Jeff Wadlow has been out doing the rounds, promoting the coming of Kick-Ass 2. For those that don’t know, Wadlow also happens to be the guy that’s been hired to take on the script for FOX’s plans at an X-Force movie. When talking to Bleeding Cool in a recent interview, Wadlow took the time to answer a few questions about what we can expect from the X-Force film (without giving away too many details, of course). Check out the juicy bits below:
I’m very deep into it. I can’t really say much as Fox has asked me not to but, again, it’s not a reboot or reimagining of the X cinematic universe. Tonally it will fit in, quite well with all the other movies… but then I think the other movies cover a wide range of tones. It’s certainly not going to be tonally similar to Kick-Ass.
I hope it will have what fans of X-Force will expect. I think it will be a little edgier, I think you’ll see some characters with different takes on what it means to be a mutant. There will be some grey areas that the movies haven’t yet been explored. It won’t be as “overt.” This movie is more about the grey areas in between.
I’m going to take some big ideas from the X-universe and flip them, I think in an interesting way. It’s hard to talk about that, though, without being specific. I probably shouldn’t have even talked about that at all because I can’t get into the specifics but I will say it’s similar to Kick-Ass 2 in that it wasn’t an open assignment, it wasn’t “We’re going to make an X-Force movie, who’s interested? Here’s what the movie’s going to be.
When Mark [Millar] got the job with Fox I said “The first movie you guys should make is an X-Force movie and here’s how you should do it.” And that got him excited, and that got the studio excited and that’s the movie I’m writing.
It’s good to hear something about it at least, even if we don’t yet get to learn what the team make-up is going to be. Unfortunately, Wadlow hasn’t really proven himself to be a great writer yet, with little under his belt and most of that rather un-noteworthy. I guess we’ll just have to wait and see what he brings to the table with X-Force.
What do you folks think? Faith in Wadlow or no?
Thanks to Bleeding Cool for the goodness.